Echoes of Poland
Since 1967, Toledo's only remaining dance ensemble has graced the NW Ohio region with award-winning, authentic renditions of traditional Polish song and dance. Director Paulina Tul-Ortyl founded the group and curates the costumes worn by each member. Their performance capability showcases more than a dozen regions of Poland with a full group consisting of 14 adult couples, eight teen couples and children and even children as young as six. THIS IS THEIR FIRST-EVER PERFORMANCE IN THE MAHONING VALLEY!
Chardon Polka Band
is not your average polka band. They are a group that brings new life and energy to this traditional music. In their twelve years together, the band has developed a reputation for being innovative and adaptable with the ability to please almost any audience; whether it be 20-somethings at a college hang-out or the patrons of a local senior center. They are known for adding a colorful twist to the traditional genre of the polka. While the group has an extensive catalogue of traditional polkas, they are not afraid to bring their own tunes into the mix along with polka-pop covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lady Ga Ga.
Jimmy K and his Mostly Honky Combo
Long known for his leadership with Ethnic Jazz, Jim Krzeszewski is visiting the region from Michigan and bringing a few friends with him. This lively group will provide the music for our mass as well as entertain you throughout the afternoon.